Airtightness in Commercial and Public Buildings
IHS BRE Press – 2011 – 44 pages
The only guide that provides comprehensive practical guidance on airtightness and detailing for commercial and public buildings and other non-domestic buildings. Provides generic examples of frequently occurring air leakage paths and practical guidance on methods and materials suitable for sealing common construction detailing. The guidance also covers managing the airtightness process from design through construction and airtightness compliance testing to handover.
1. Background Principles 2. Understanding the Causes of Infiltration 3. Infiltration Paths 4. Minimising Infiltration: The Benefits 5. Design Principles 6. Identifying Zones Requiring Protection 7. Designing a Tight Envelope 8. Specification 9. Achieving Airtightness 10. Inspection During Construction 11. Testing and Auditing for Airtightness 12. Guidance Notes for Site Representatives and Building Control Officers 13. Remedial Work on New and Existing Buildings 14. Appendix: Ventilation Requirements 15. References and Further Reading
Senior consultant and principal consultant, BRE, UK